Area Attractions

Welcome to Palo Alto.

The birthplace of Silicon Valley, home to abundant high-tech companies, and one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world, Palo Alto blends intellect, innovation, culture and natural beauty to create a most fascinating place to live. Choosing The Avant or Palo Alto Commons opens up this world to you — shopping, recreation, movie theaters, spas, golf courses, nature walks, galleries and museums, and much more. Just check the map for highlights.